•  Dr. A. Lucas
     World History & Geography II:
    1500 C.E. - Present
                                A 3          
    Course Description 
    This course examines history and geography from 1500 C.E .to the present, with emphasis on Western Europe. Geographic influences on history will continue to be explored, but increasing attention will be given to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations. Significant attention will be given to the ways in which scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions that in turn produced social and political changes. Noteworthy people and events of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be emphasized for their strong connections to contemporary issues.         
    1st - 2nd Quarters
            9-12 Weeks Assessment Plan
     * This schedule is flexible to accommodate the individualized instructional needs of each student.
    Additional dates will be added after the Winter Break.




    Standards of Learning Objectives


    Instructional Topic


    Approximate Date of Summative Assessment


    9/2/2014 - 9/19/14

    WHII 3a, 3b, 3c, 5a
    WHII 5a, 5b, 2a, 2b 


             Protestant Reformation


    9/20/14 -10/2/14
     WHII 5a,b
    WHII 2a, 2b
    WHII 3a, 3b, 3c,5a 
    Five (5) Major World Religions


    10/9/2014 - 10/31/2014


    WHII 4a, 4b, 4c


     Age of Exploration
    Atlantic World 


    11/1/2014 - 11/25/2014
    WHII 4d 4e, 4f
    WHII 5e



    Ottoman Empire Muslim World 
    Major Trade Routes 

    12/2/2014 - 12/09/2014

    WHII 6a,6b,6c,6f


    Scientific Revolution

      The student will demonstrate knowledge of:
    • historical research and geographical analysis 
    • the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 C.E.
    • the Reformation in terms of its impact on Western civilization
    • the impact of the European Age of Discovery and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia including the Muslim world and the Ottoman Empire
    • the status and impact of global trade on regional civilizations of the world after 1500 C.E also including the Muslim World and the Ottoman Empire                               
    • scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries
    • political and philosophical developments in Europe during the 19th century including the Age of Absolutism, The Enlightenment, Latin American revolutions and the French Revolution 
    • the Industrial Revolution and its impact during the 19th century                         
    •  worldwide impact of World War I
    • political, economic, social, and cultural developments between the two significant world wars
    • worldwide impact of World War II 
    • major events in the second half of the twentieth century 
    • political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of independence movements and development efforts
    • influence of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the contemporary world 
    • cultural, economic, and social conditions in developed and developing nations of the contemporary world 
    Academic and Behavior Expectations
    • Attend school and classes daily, recognize that learning and attendance are linked.
    • Arrive on time prepared for class with the necessary utensils, texts, and Titan Agenda every day.
    • Maintain an organized notebook.
    • Maintain academic integrity and do not share homework or answers to quizzes or tests.
    • Do not plagiarize 
    • Complete all make-up assignments 
    • Be respect and courteous to both classmates and teachers
    • Tests
    • Quizzes
    • Participation
    • Projects
    • Homework 
    Make-up work
    1. Assignments you about - If you knew about the assignments before your absence you will turn it in upon your return to school.
    2. Assignments given while you were absent - It is your RESPONSIBILITY to check the missing work folder.
    3. Tests/Quizzes - On the day of your return you must arrange for make-up test day and time with the teacher. The quiz or test must be completed within one week of your return to school or as soon as possible.  It is Your RESPONSIBILITY to initiate this process with the teacher.
    Materials Needed
    • Five subject spiral notebook or 3 ring binder (preferred)
    • small scissors for cutting paper
    • glue sticks
    • colored pencils or crayons 
    • colored magic markers
    • note cards (either w/ a ring or spiral bound)
    • 2 boxes of tissues (Extra Credit Points)
Last Modified on August 29, 2014